Mobility of learners

What do bicycles have to do with school education?
A lot.

We are KAMBOO PROJECT and want to help the people of Cambodia.

Initial situation:

What do bicycles have to do with school education?
A lot.

Getting to school in Cambodia is often difficult. Public transportation is not available everywhere, especially not outside the cities. It is not uncommon for the route to determine how many days a child can come to school, whether they come at all, and indeed whether they start school at all!

Against this background, the bicycle is an important and efficient tool for a Cambodian child: by cycling to and from school, the children have more energy and free time for learning. The bicycle offers more safety for learners than if they have to walk from home in rural areas.

But owning and maintaining a bicycle is a luxury for most families with children, especially in rural areas where the nearest elementary school is usually miles away.

Student Somnang says:

“Having a bike makes my life much easier. I didn’t have to get up so much in the morning and I was so tired in the evening when I got home from school. I also didn’t have mud on my feet in the monsoon season! I have more time to help my mother with her daily chores, for example cleaning the house in the morning and opening the store.”

Implementation:
We work with 52 elementary school in the Prasat Bakong district, which is home to some of the poorest communities in the country. Our bike project has been working closely with key stakeholders such as the head of the education department, village and community leaders and other community representatives for many years to select eligible students to receive a bike. Each child is visited and assessed by our team to ensure that they are the right beneficiary and to ensure that our bikes make a strong contribution to support and motivate them to continue striving for higher education and to be able to actively participate in shaping the future for the country of Cambodia

Implementation

We work with 52 elementary school in the Prasat Bakong district, which is home to some of the poorest communities in the country. Our bike project has been working closely with key stakeholders such as the head of the education department, village and community leaders and other community representatives for many years to select eligible students to receive a bike. Each child is visited and assessed by our team to ensure that they are the right beneficiary and to ensure that our bikes make a strong contribution to support and motivate them to continue striving for higher education and to be able to actively participate in shaping the future for the country of Cambodia

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Monitoring and evaluation

Monitoring and evaluation are integrated into the program implementation. Monthly reports over the following six months show how the result of the bike delivery is reflected in more regular attendance at lessons. All schoolgirls who have received a bike since 2019 are monitored by project staff and all improvements are recorded.

Budget

PostsQuantityPrice
Bike1$52.00
Bike lock1$1.50
Investment $53.50

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